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Verso

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Members say: Entertaining, Clever, Masterful, Absorbing, Funny

About the show

Amazing Theatricals presents one of the world’s top magic artists, Helder Guimarães, in his brand-new show. More…

Intimate and enigmatic, witty and unorthodox, 'Verso' is Helder’s most daunting journey into the impossible yet. He pushes the very limits of magic and illusion, and challenges how much you’re willing to believe. 


Member Reviews (115)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Clever, Masterful, Absorbing, Funny
83
Avg Score

75
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Cliched

See it if You would enjoy a fun magic show with audience participation. Sleight of hand, card tricks, mind reading, objects vanishing and reappearing

Don't see it if You want something deeper or more spectacular. It's light entertainment. I saw through most of the tricks but still enjoyed it.

84
Entertaining, Masterful, Riveting, Magical, Mystifying

See it if you want to see a master class in illusion & sleight of hand. Guimaraes elevates a magic show to a study in imagination, truth & skepticism.

Don't see it if you aren't willing to be charmed & wowed by a master of trickery. Though you may avoid if you hate magic, this show might change your mind.

92
Absorbing, Clever, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Dizzying

See it if you enjoy magic mixed with great storytelling and philosophy. Helder is a terrific performer--charming, funny, and engaging.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy magic. (Then again, I'm generally not a fan of magic, but I found myself captivated.)

Also This is the second time I've seen Helder perform live. If you get the ... Read more Read less

91
Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Ambitious, How does he do it??!!

See it if You enjoy seeing amazing magic, mind games and card tricks. Lots of laughs. Unbelievable performance!

Don't see it if You want a conventional show with a story. This is a very charming one man show with incredible card tricks and mind games.

Also Very small theater so every seat is a good seat. Lots of audience part... Read more Read less

94
Enchanting, Clever, Masterful, Refreshing

See it if You enjoy REALLY good magic tricks (especially the newspaper one). What's in the envelope you grab during intermission will surprise you

Don't see it if If you don't like magic shows, even fast-paced ones such as this (that runs 1 hour 53 minutes including intermission).

80
Enchanting, Entertaining, Fun, Magical

See it if you enjoy well executed card tricks and illusions, want to see a fun alternative to a play or musical, and love the chance to participate

Don't see it if you're looking for a show that has more of a story. There is definitely a thread throughout and bookending, but this is a magic show first.

68
Derivative, Not as surprising as it needed to be, Padded

See it if you haven't seen the popular explosion of "wow" inducing illusions on network TV these days, & you like audience participation.

Don't see it if you're looking for a fast paced show with tricks you've never seen before. Most of these feel dated and a little tired.

70
Been there, done that

See it if you enjoy magic tricks but all those tricks have been done before; nothing new here.

Don't see it if you want NEW tricks. The guy talks too much and does not do enough stuff. It is NOT sleight of hand.....he does tricks. Nothing magical.

100
Absorbing, Masterful, Riveting, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if Helder is so versatile in his show "Verso" and shows us so much more than magic. There is nothing slight about his sleight of hand.

Don't see it if Not to be missed even if you're not a fan of magic!

89
Mind boggling, amazing, entertaining

See it if you enjoy sleight of hand, amazing card and other tricks that leave you saying "how did he do it". 2 hours of pure entertaiment and fun.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of magic or card tricks.

77
Clever, Absorbing, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if You haven't seen much card magic and are expecting a bigger show. Good patter and execution

Don't see it if If you have seen the main trick before (no spoilers here)

80
Entertaining, Slow, Masterful, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if you want to see a good magic show. I wouldn't consider this an Off Broadway show.

Don't see it if you don't like slight of hand tricks. Expecting a compelling story-line. Don't like 1 man shows.

Also I would have enjoyed it more with less dialogue and more magic tricks.... Read more Read less

88
Entertaining, Funny, Masterful

See it if you're into brilliant slight of hand illusions performed by one of the best in the world.

Don't see it if if you're looking for big stage production values. This is close up magic in an intimate setting.

82
Entertaining, Funny

See it if if you want to see a magician/mentalist/storyteller perform stunning tricks, and explore with the audience the meaning of magic.Mesmerizing

Don't see it if if you do not enjoy magic tricks, or if you don't like audience participation.

Also Helder Guimaraes was very charismatic and really enjoyed interacting w... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Clever

See it if you want to see a an astounding, highly technical magician with an extremely strong and entertaining show - the production values are high!

Don't see it if you like more explosively theatrical or 'showy' magic - the focus here is more subdued close-up illusions and mentalism

80
Dizzying, Funny, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Slow-paced

See it if you like card tricks, sleight-of-hand, mind-reading (Mentalist-style) and just-plain showmanship. Guimaraes is the best of the best

Don't see it if you disliked "Nothing to Hide," Guimaraes' 2014 show, you fear audience participation, or you really hate "the card in your pocket is a... "

Also Many reviewers have complained about the two-hour length of the show. ... Read more Read less

60
Clever, Intelligent, Insipid, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to watch clever magic tricks and you haven't seen lots of illusionists.

Don't see it if you don't like illusionists shows.

Also It was a one man show, in a stage. Some tricks were funny, other were ... Read more Read less

75
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky

See it if you like intimate magic shows

Don't see it if you don't like magic shows, or one man shows.

100
Clever, Absorbing, Entertaining, Masterful, Must see

See it if You want to have your mind blown. There are no missteps in this production. One dazzling trick after another. Loved it.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy magic shows. If you do enjoy them, this is a must see.

91
Absorbing, Funny, Profound

See it if you like magic. Very unique and funny. Captivating card tricks, all around very fun time.

Don't see it if you don't want to participate or want a "classic" broadway show.

83
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Intelligent

See it if you want to be amazed by magical performance.

Don't see it if you are not interested in majic

85
Clever, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Delightful

See it if you like card tricks, sleight of hand, mind reading, audience participation - thread throughout, but no storyline - in an intimate setting

Don't see it if you are looking for an in-depth show, want a show with a storyline, don't like close up magic or card tricks, want big production numbers

85
Masterful, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you like awesome sleight of hand with a little philosophy and a lot of audience participation thrown in.

Don't see it if you don't like magic or participation is stressful for you.

88
Funny, Absorbing, Delightful

See it if you like magic shows that involve audience participation. Nice production, with stories and humor. Definitely an fun time!

Don't see it if You don't like magic shows with good production values, but are on the small side. There are a lot of card tricks.

95
Entertaining, Must see, Masterful, Thought-provoking, Magical!

See it if you want to see a flipping amazing magic show where you have no clue how he does the tricks! It's baffling.

Don't see it if you want to see a standard play or musical. Or a freaked out by magic. But it really was amazing.


September 28th, 2016
"The fun here is in searching for potential telltale clues and fake-outs as he casually ambles his way from sleight-of-hand flimflam to pseudo-telepathic reads...It’s harder to fill a whole evening when you’re alone onstage, and while it sports some impressive feats, the new show, directed by Rod...
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September 28th, 2016
"Verging on two hours long, including an intermission, it includes what seems like a lot of padding, at a cost to its sense of enchantment...Routines that would be very impressive at a table in a nightclub are less of a wow in a 200-seat theater...Many of the bits are familiar...Although 'Verso' ...
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September 28th, 2016
"It almost feels like a seminar on the psychology of the swindle...In a craft as reliant on the suspension of disbelief as magic, it's a ballsy choice to ask viewers to sharpen their BS-detectors, but that's exactly what Guimarães does consistently through this thought-provoking show. Luckily for...
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September 29th, 2016
"The trick here is that Guimarães never seems completely confident that what he's doing is going to work, and when he seems to have been foiled a couple of times, his imperfection adds to the illusion that everything else is real. At two hours, the show does lose steam now and then, especially wh...
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